All by myself...

beer weekYesterday there was a brewery running tour through Portland as a part of Maine Beer Week. I was so excited when I found out about it. I mean running and beer are 2 of my favorite things. And then I couldn't find anyone to go with. I was going to go alone. I got dressed and everything. Then, I totally wimped out at the last moment.

I am usually pretty good at flying solo. I travel alone all the time for work, so I don't mind eating out alone or sight-seeing in a new place. But there is something about doing social things alone at home that totally intimidates me. I don't know why! I don't know if I am afraid that I will see someone I know and they will think I am loser for being there alone. Or if I am afraid I won't have anyone to talk to and be miserable.

Instead I went to a holiday fair and then sat in a cafe reading with a pumpkin latte. I did those activities alone, why couldn't I do the running brewery tour??

Oh well, I got my social running fix today. I met 2 of my college running buddies. We hadn't seen each other in a loooooong time, so we had a lot to catch up on. The first half of the run just flew by. By half-way though, I was starting to lag. They are faster than I am, my hip was not happy, and it was really hilly.

But I made it through 8 miles and then we headed to The Village Pancake House, which I had passed on my way into town.

It was adorable and the food was awesome! We got cranberry pecan pancakes and a spinach, artichoke, and feta omelet to share. I left completely stuffed. If you are ever in Ipswich, MA I totally recommend it.

Do you mind doing things alone? Or do you need a buddy?


  1. I have a hard time doing things on my own. I have on my bucket list to eat at a restaurant alone - no book- no phone.

  2. I think I would feel the same way about doing things in my hometown alone, yet, it makes the most sense - you might meet someone local to hang with!

    So nice that you got to run with your friends! I hope your hip is happier today! :)


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